Splunk® App for AWS

Installation and Configuration Manual

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On January 3, 2022, the Splunk App for AWS will reach its end of life. After this date, Splunk will no longer maintain or develop this product. The functionality in this app is migrating to a content pack in Data Integrations. Learn about the Content Pack for Amazon Web Services.
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Use a custom index for storing AWS accounts and inputs data

Most configuration for the app is handled in the add-on. For information on how to set up and manage the configuration for your AWS accounts and inputs using the Splunk Add-on for AWS, see Installation overview for the Splunk Add-on for AWS in the Splunk Add-on for AWS manual.

By default, your AWS accounts and inputs data are stored in a predefined index named "summary." If you want to use a custom index, perform the following steps:

  1. Create an index in which you want to store AWS accounts and inputs data. You must create the index on an indexer or indexer cluster, and not on a search head or heavy forwarder. See Create custom indexes for information about creating an index.
  2. In the Splunk Add-on for AWS, modify the aws-account-index and aws-input-index macros to include the custom index you created.
    1. Go to Settings > Advanced Search > Search Macros.
    2. Select the the macro from the list.
    3. For the index field, replace summary with the name of the index you created.
  3. In the Splunk Add-on for AWS, run these saved searches: Addon Metadata - Migrate AWS Accounts and Addon Metadata - Summarize AWS Inputs.
    1. Go to Settings > searches, reports, and alerts.
    2. In the Actions column, click Run for each saved search.
  4. In the Splunk App for AWS, modify the aws-account-summary, aws-input-summary, and aws-sourcetype-index-summary macros to include the custom index you created.
    1. Go to Settings > Advanced Search > Search Macros.
    2. Select the macro from the list.
    3. For the index field, replace summary with the name of the index you created.
  5. In the Splunk App for AWS, run the Addon Synchronization saved search to sync the macros.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for AWS: 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.2.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2


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